Real Estate Top Five: Hamptons Farmhouses

The Hamptons agricultural roots are apparent in the number of farmhouses on the market. Some homes are, or were, connected to working farms. Others were never the residence of a farmer, but they do have the architectural details. This quintet of farmhouses is just a small sample, but it displays the diversity of what’s available right now for homebuyers.

849 Hayground, Bridgehampton. Photo credit: Courtesy Brown Harris Stevens
849 Hayground Road, Bridgehampton. $4,500,000 
Photo credit: Courtesy Brown Harris Stevens

This 2.5-acre property was the site of a farmhouse in the 17th century, and then in the 19th century the historic residence was rebuilt. Surrounded by the Two Trees equestrian farm—with farm views from nearly every room—the five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house has 3,800 square feet of living space with four fireplaces throughout. Features include beamed ceilings, wide plank floors and other period details. The kitchen is modern with stainless steel appliances. There is a dining room, a living room and a light-filled great room that opens to the brick patio and pool. Additional amenities include a three-car garage, a north-south all-weather tennis court and vast lawns.

Applewild Farm
52 Meadow Court, Bridgehampton. $15,000,000

This renovated traditional farmhouse with a large gourmet kitchen with center island, dining area and family room with fireplace, and a den with fireplace sits on the 15-acre Applewind Farm. The lower level has a professional recording studio and a gym. Equestrian facilities include a 15-stall barn, a heated tack and bath, a wash stall, an indoor riding arena, an outdoor ring, a large grass jump/flat field, fenced paddocks and sand turnout paddocks. The grounds also have a heated gunite pool, a spa and a poolhouse with a half-bath and outdoor shower.

208 Parsonage Lane, Sagaponack. $11,950,000

On 2.8 acres with a heated pool, a spa and a tennis court, this 3,075-square-foot farmhouse South of the Highway has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half-bath. The residence also has a gourmet kitchen, a dining room and a living room. All rooms have large windows and bountiful natural light. The house is surrounded by a brick patio for entertaining, with lots of space for lounging and eating. The property is across the street from a 50-acre agricultural preserve.

Southampton, $4,350,000

Dating back to 1882, this farmhouse was recently renovated and expanded over the course of multiple years and is new to the market. Now the main residence has seven bedrooms and six baths and the property also has a one-bedroom, two-bath guest house. The main house has three fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen with commercial-grade high-end appliances and great room, and a separate prep and pantry room. Throughout the house is woodwork and stonework. The master wing has a spacious vaulted bedroom with a fireplace and terrace, a bath containing an Infinity spa soaking tub with full-wall water fall, double vanities and a rain forest/body spray shower. Additional amenities include a heated Roman step pool, a water fall, an ipe wood veranda with electronic sun shades, a stacked stone wood burning fire pit and a garage.

Mecox Road, Water Mill. $2,900,000

This 1,948-square-foot 1800s farmhouse on 1 acre has four bedrooms—including a ground-floor master—and three bathrooms. Though updated, the residence maintains rustic and period details. Adding to the authenticity are a country kitchen with wood-beamed ceiling and central fireplace, and  a living room that shares a central fireplace with the spacious dining room, and a back porch. The mature grounds feature old trees, a swimming pool and a two-car garage.